Global Poverty and Development
Amy McCormick Diduch earned her MA and PhD in economics from Harvard University and her BA in economics from the College of William and Mary. Her research interests are in the fields of labor economics and public finance. She recently published an article entitled “Global Strike Patterns, Macroeconomic Variations and Industrial Relations” in the International Review of Comparative Public Policy. Dr. Diduch is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Professor f Political Science and International Relations Gordon L. Bowen has taught at MBC since 1983. After receiving his BA with honors from San Jose State University, he was awarded the MA and PhD degrees in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. The author of more than 50 academic publications, he also is a local OpEd columnist. Bowen’s teaching and research have focused on U.S. foreign policy throughout the 30+ years of his full-time college and university teaching. A chief focus has been American involvement with political problems of the underdeveloped nations of the Third World, and he has conducted field research both in Latin America and in the Middle East. In recent years, much of this work has concerned problems posed by terrorism and the challenges involved in creating effective counter-terrorism policies. To learn more about Prof. Bowen’s MBC courses, teaching methods, and published research, visit his website at: http://www.mbc.edu/faculty/gbowen/